1960 Mid Century Asta Stromberg Rune Strand Fish Net Vase Scandinavian Swedish Modern Glass Strombergshytten
Rare and Hard to Find this particular type of cutting on mid century Scandinavian Art Glass which was developed by Rune Strand in 1960. Sometimes referred to by collectors as “Breaking The Glass” Rune Strand, who is one of the most popular and renowned glass engravers of the mid 20th century. Rune worked for several major glass houses and was the collaboration with Asta Stromberg he was the first to introduce this method of glass cutting and engraving which utilized metal tools on the glass rather than dental tools. It was this technique that became known as “breaking the glass” whereby the finished engraved fish in the net look like many pieces of sparkly broken glass within the vase but are actually cut and engraved from the outside of the vase.
This piece is marked Strombershytten, B/006/1047/2 A. Stromberg, R. Strand/RS. It has a noticeable mercury blue color with a beautifully sculptured interior. Size is just about 7″ tall north to south by 4 1/8″ wide east to west across the center of the body. Depth front to back is just about 2″ deep. The engraved fishnet with clam/fish “broken glass” accent goes down the front and wraps around the side and continues up the back to the top edge. So, it is visually seen in its entirety no matter which way the vase is position.
Overall condition is excellent. No cracks or chips or flakes. No alteration or repair. Completely original.